why can you say:le lait,if milk isnt countable
Aina, all French nouns (proper names/nouns excluded) can be preceded by a definite article - it is an inherent feature of French grammar.
‘Le lait’ is used to refer either to milk in general -“ le lait est bon pour la santé “, or some specific milk - “ le lait dans le frigo est frais “.
I think you may be thinking of the distinction between indefinite and partitive articles ?
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